I think these are good and also a big improvement in the second one! It looks like you understand what the goal of the task is so the only thing I can think of is to try and make the planes sharper without having the contrast lines show through. Also you can try and stylise the shape more so that the pear is not as symmetrical. But I think this is just picking at details and you are ready for the portrait one!
Wow, five months and nobody has replied! Looks to me like your art would fit as a concept artist for games. You can still work on portraiture and figure drawing but specialising in concept art. Otherwise, if you're unsure, I'd say just keep practicing the fundamentals until it is more clear to you where your interest is the strongest!
Nice one! I am really impressed that you have managed to practice daily for about two years. I started a similar journey to yours about two years ago but have not been able to keep the practice consistent. I started with the figure drawing course but got stuck at the perspective part and therefore I was so happy that Proko added this fundamentals course. I am following your journey now - very inspiring!
First attempt before watching the demo and then second after watching. I really run out of patience to measure all correctly and it is very obvious looking at these drawings... Also I occasionally get confused with the levels. Need to focus on simplifying. Also I have too much of the highlight and light halftone. It is too bright... On to third attempt.
I also struggled with drawabox as it was too repetitive and dry for me. I found Proko to be an alternative! For perspective lessons I downloaded Marshall's video lessons (from 1994) and otherwise it might be worth buying a book or two on perspective (not bought any myself yet). Otherwise I think the content on here gives you what you need in my opinion. I went to art school and I have learned a lot more about drawing here on this platform than what I did there!
Hi, Complete beginner here. I just started the Drawing Basics course and instead of the pear, I chose to draw guava that I had in the fridge :-) It is far from being a piece of art but hey…. Everyone needs to begin somewhere, right? All comments, advices are welcome. Have a nice day!
found that passion to draw again after those hiatuses. Looking back at old gesture drawings and seeing how much more fluid your current ones are is always a satisfying feeling. Actually makes you realize how much time you wasted drawing the same thing without critically thinking about it. Still have a bit of a scratching problem. Tips/pointers appreciated.
In the Proko Facebook group I saw others who, like me struggled finding newsprint for sale in their countries. I found using thin craft/wrapping paper (I'm sure it has a more accurate name) OK to use, but after a while it gets wrinkly. I would however recommend it as an alternative for others who are looking for cheap paper to practice on. I feel it helps mentally to know that the paper is cheap and thin so I can blast through quick sketches without thinking of wasting paper. Does anyone else have any tips for cheap+good drawing paper for practice? I feel it should be A2 or at the smallest A3 size...
Well done for picking it up again after 20 years (sort of what I did too)! Also well done for taking on the challenge of drawing 100 heads. I think those repetitive challenges help a lot. I am wondering if you have done the structure lesson in the figure drawing course, or other places? When I looked at your drawings I was thinking that this might help you. This would help you to add some perspective into the shapes the head is constructed of. I think the ellipse you draw at the side of the head is not angled correctly. When you watch a lesson on ellipses you will see what I mean, difficult to explain. Also, this ellipse should be angled inwards at the bottom of the head. Also the top of the head should be narrower in the front compared to the back. These are my two cents at least... You're doing great so keep it up!!